This Is How a Fitness Expert Stays in Shape During Pregnancy

Being pregnant can mean giving up a lot of things, whether it's wine Wednesdays, a morning cup of highly caffeinated coffee, or your favorite pair of jeans. However, one thing you don't have to sacrifice is your fitness routine. "The key is listening to your body, dialing down the intensity as needed, and of course choosing movements that are prenatal-safe," says trainer and co-founder of Tone It Up Katrina Scott, who's currently expecting her first child.

According to Scott, it's all about balance and doing what feels goods. "Move when you can and always put you and your baby's needs first," she instructs. In doing so, you'll be able to reap all the benefits of working out while pregnant in a safe way.

Incorporating a prenatal workout routine into your life when expecting can boost your energy, help you manage stress, improve your posture, and allow you to maintain muscle tone and bone strength, Scott explains. Ahead she breaks down a five-step prenatal workout routine you can do just about anywhere. Here's how it's done.